hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,921 miles

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2010 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #16

Sep 012015


  • 35,001 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the tail lights, hazard lights, and turn signal lights failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact stated that there was no fault code from the diagnostic test. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V566000 (exterior lighting). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,001.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #15

May 142013


  • 64,287 miles
I had to have stop lamp switch replaced May 14,2013

- Clanton, AL, USA

problem #14

Aug 252015


  • 108,000 miles
While driving at normal operating speed, I was alerted by another motorist that my brake lights weren't working. I replaced the brake light switch and that fixed the problem. While researching the issue, I noticed a recall of Hyundai Accents for the years prior to 2010, but the recall did not include 2010S. I verified with the dealer that I had no open recalls, so I replaced the part at my own expense. It seems the brake light switches are still not reliable in these cars.

- Macedonia, OH, USA

problem #13

Apr 032015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the brake pedal was depressed but the brake lights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Fair Born , OH, USA

problem #12

Apr 162015


  • miles
I have the very basic model of the 2010 Hyundai Accent. As I was driving down the road a woman was nice enough to stop me and tell me my brake lights weren't on, so I pulled over and tried testing it out to see what she was talking about, every time I stepped on the breaks none of the lights came on. I went home and had my step dad take a look but nothing in the fuses were lose and none of the bulbs were burnt out, so we did some research online and noticed that Hyundai sent out a safety recall "Hyundai is recalling 1,059,824 vehicles, including the 2007-'09 Hyundai Accent, because of roll away risk and brake lights that may not illuminate.." I am more than sure this is effecting my car as well.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

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problem #11

Aug 152014


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Accent. While driving at various speeds, all the interior and exterior lights on the vehicle failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 13V113000 (exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 60,000. The VIN was not available.

- Grandview, MO, USA

problem #10

Feb 172015


  • 61,000 miles


The tail lights, brake lights, and the third rear light stopped working. I checked all the fuses, and the were fine. My boyfriend was helping, and found that the brake pedal was a little sticky. As he was looking around the brake switch, he giggled it and the brake lights started working. I went online and found that a lot of people were complaining of this same problem, and that the 2010 was not included in the recall for this same issue. I would like to know if it's going to take a death from this to get the 2010 added to the recall list. I ride with my children in my car all the time. Now I'm not so sure I even want to keep the car let alone have my children ride in the thing.... updated 03/19/15...updated 03/31/15

- Orange City, FL, USA

problem #9

Nov 252014

Accent 6-cyl

  • 60,200 miles
My Hyundai Accent model year 2010 had an issue where the brake lights went out completely. Model years 2007-2009 are under an active recall for the brake light switch and my car had the same problem. I called Hyundai and they advised the switch is different but the data I can find shows the same fault exists in the 2010 as well. This is a safety issue Hyundai is refusing to fix...the NHTSA needs to investigate and expand the recall to other model years.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #8

Aug 012014

Accent 4-cyl

  • 68,800 miles
Preparing to make a right turn I notice when I press on my brakes my signal would stop blinking. Brakes and signal do not work together anymore. So now I can not signal my intention and brake at the same time. I read that there was a recall on brake lamp switch but not for 2010. So the issue still a problem for 2010 Accent....

- Bellwood, IL, USA

problem #7

Mar 282014

Accent 4-cyl

  • miles
2010 Hyundai Accent rear brake lights and the rear windshield brake light do not light up when I press on the pedal. I noticed that there are a couple of complaints on for the same issue. I replaced the fuses, the bulbs, and they still do not work. I researched this and Hyundai has 4 consecutive years 2006-2009 where there is a malfunctioning brake light switch issue. I believe this issue has not been resolved and I plan on letting the dealer know this when I go there tomorrow. I feel this is a major safety issue and they should replace this free of charge given the history of this. I also tried contacting Hyundai directly and said unless there is a recall there is nothing they can do about this. Stated dealers are independent and I would have to talk to dealer about resolving this issue.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 012014


  • 63,411 miles


On March after leaving my daughter's house my son noticed that my daughter's 2010 Hyundai Accents brakes lights and 3rd light weren't working. The next day my son and I decided to check the fuse box. We changed the 15 amp fuse even though the original one didn't seem broken. After that we again tried the brake light and 3rd and again it didn't work. I'm at my wits end with this 2010 Hyundai Accent because all I seem to have is problems. Before 3 coil wires had to be replaced. The first 2 Hyundai replaced the wires but before replacing the 3rd coil wire the service manager said that he couldn't replace the 3rd coil wire because Hyundai said that I had to replace the spark plugs first. Which I feel is crazy. But I had the car in the shop(Hyundai) and replaced the plugs. I feel Hyundai knew about this problem as well as the current brake problem and this should be a recall on this brake light problem.

- Freehold, NJ, USA

problem #5

Dec 062013


  • 46,000 miles
The brake lamp switch became defective intermittently, approximately 10,000 miles ago. It has now failed completely. Apparently I am not the only one experiencing this problem: www.autoblog.com/2013/04/03/Hyundai-Kia-recalling-1-6M-more-models-for-faulty-brake-switch/ this is a serious problem, so I wanted you to know.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 102013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
I took the car to have the brakes done. The shop did an inspection and found all brake lights not working tracing it to the brake light pedal switch. I contacted Hyundai and they stated the 2010 Accent was not part of the recall campaign but 2009 are, even though it is the same part? I took it to my Hyundai dealer and they replaced the defective switch with the new revised switch, since the old switches are shown to fail prematurely. I would advise any owner of a Hyundai or Kia to either have the switch replaced or check it weekly until the part is put on the recall campaign. This could be a serious hazard to you, your passengers and other cars on the road behind you.

- Atascadero, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 092013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
Brake lights not working. Appears to be problem with brake light switch which has been recalled for other year models.

- Lewisburg, TN, USA

problem #2

May 142013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 74,036 miles
As I was stopped in a line of cars to drop my daughter off at school a woman tapped on my window and told me that I have no brake lights and that she almost rear-ended me because of it. I went home and checked the fuses and the bulbs; all were fine. After some online research I learned that there could be a problem with the brake light switch which is located near the brake pedal. When I contacted Hyundai customer service I was told that my make/model/year was not covered by a recall affecting the brake light switch.

- Alexander, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 232012

Accent 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
My wife left for work Tuesday morning and during her commute the headlights went out, both high and low beams quit. She probably panicked a little but discovered she could pull the turn signal lever in which caused the high beam lights to work. She got to work that way and last night I looked at it. No blown fuses or bulbs. I tested the headlight bulbs and they worked. I have an appointment for Friday to have it fixed. I suggested to the dealer that he should not ask me to pay for it, we'll see what happens. If you search the internet for my problem you will find many more people who've had the same problem. This should be dealt with by the manufacturer and fixed before someone dies from it. If an accident does happen the proof of electrical failure will be destroyed by front end damage. Thank you

- Roy, WA, USA

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